Sport and Personal Bests
I have always had an avid interest in Sport. It has always played a major role in my life and I have competed in a variety of sports from a very young age including hockey, tennis , golf, and most recently, running. I took up running relatively late in life, less than ten years ago, and it has become my passion. I now regularly represent Ireland as a Masters (veteran) endurance runner , and hold National, British and European Masters medals, as well as a National age-category half-marathon record. Having recently completed a Diploma in Sports Psychology, and being an athlete myself, I recognised the impact, both positive and negative, other aspects of our lives can have on our performance in our chosen sport. These influences can be both external (relationships, finances, career etc) or internal (mindset, anxiety, limiting beliefs etc ), but either way negative interference in any of these areas will prevent an athlete from giving their all to their sport and performing at their best.
My objective in setting up Personal Bests is to take a holistic view of the athlete’s life using the Wheel of Life as a starting point, identifying areas of concern and working with the athlete to set goals and action plans in these specific areas, and in so doing, creating balance, thereby empowering the athlete to give their all to their sport and perform at their best. As regards my coaching style, I would regard myself as empathetic, yet challenging, practical and results oriented. I draw upon my scientific, business, coaching and sporting experience and training in my coaching and strive to bring out the best in my clients and help them achieve the results they aspire to.